Most people have the view that 'going on a diet' means depriving themselves of pretty much everything they enjoy eating. That view is further distorted by the myth that there are good foods and bad foods which simply is not the case. The general premise is, if you eat the good foods you will lose weight. The problem is this approach simply doesn't work. All you have to do is browse through the everydiet.org site to see how many diets there are that really are not sustainable, so in the end even if you lose the weight you will gain it back when you resume your normal eating pattern. What does work is eating the foods you enjoy in moderation, getting active and creating a calorie deficit which ultimately results in healthy weight loss that can later be maintained. The focus with this approach becomes total fitness not just weight loss. With that in mind, even fried foods can be enjoyed while you are in weight loss mode.
He pounded out four 183 g (6.45 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts then dredged the meat in milk and lightly seasoned flour. The traditional coating is flour, beaten egg and bread crumbs. Eliminating the egg and bread crumbs reduced the caloric value of the cooked chicken schnitzel.
He placed the prepared chicken schnitzel in the hot oil then fried to a golden brown on both sides. While the chicken schnitzel was frying, he brought a pot of salted water to a boil then stirred in 4 oz of broad egg noodles. A serving size of broad egg noodles is 2 oz dry weight. He removed the chicken schnitzel, drained on a piece of paper towel, then placed on a Silpat lined baking sheet. He topped each chicken schnitzel with 28 g (1 oz) of cheese, two with provolone and two with mild cheddar. While the chicken schnitzel baked to perfection with bubbly cheese, he drained the pasta and heated the home canned roasted tomato garlic sauce.
This is a low prep, easy to make, under 30 minute entrée. The nutritional value is based on a 183 g piece of boneless, skinless chicken breast, olive oil, butter, milk, flour, seasonings, provolone cheese, egg noodles, home canned roasted tomato sauce and basil as pictured.
Nutritional value for entire entrée as pictured: 633 calories, 52 g carbohydrates, 20 g fat, 61 g protein, 535 mg sodium, 4 g fat